Mayor Jose Espinosa III together with the delegation of Ilonggo business and academic leaders and private sector representatives are set to hold a Trade Mission to New York and Washington DC, USA on June 4-9.

“Encountering new people means meeting new opportunities. Through the trade mission, we can present the sustainable growth and development of our city and we’ll show them the advantages of investing here,” Espinosa said. Continue reading ALL SET FOR US TRADE MISSION


A total of 26 families affected by fire incidents were given financial assistance by Iloilo City Government during City Hall flag ceremony May 28.

Mayor Jose Espinosa III distributed P7,000 to fire victims whose houses were totally damaged, and P5,000 to those with partially damaged houses.

“We are saddened by what happened to you and your families because of the fire. We know how hard it is for you to cope with your situation and the recovery process is not easy, that’s why the City Government is here to help you with your needs,” Espinosa said. Continue reading FIRE-AFFECTED FAMILIES GET AID


Iloilo City Public Safety and Management Office (PSTMO) is set to create a task force that will monitor the situation of the metropolis during the opening of classes on June 4.

The team will be in-charge of securing the roads going to schools, re-painting of pedestrian lanes, and ensuring enough police security in schools.

“Mayor Joe III Espinosa wants to make sure that there will be no incidents or crimes on the day of the opening of classes, that is why we will ensure that our students and even their parents or guardians who bring them to schools are also safe,” Conlu said. Continue reading PSTMO TO CREATE TASK FORCE FOR CLASS OPENING


The Iloilo City Government, through the Public Safety and Transportation Management Office (PSTMO), warned the public to avoid giving alms to Badjaos roaming in the metropolis.

PSTMO head Jeck Conlu asked the public not to give alms to Badjaos to discourage them from begging and staying here.

The warning of Conlu followed after the PSTMO caught 13 Badjaos roaming around the city last week. Continue reading ILOILO CITY GOV’T WARNS PUBLIC NOT TO GIVE ALMS

5,000 SENIORS; 2,000 PWDs GET AID

A total of 5,000 senior citizens and 2,000 Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) were given P500 each as part of their Local Social Pension good for the first six months of the year.

The PWD recipients included 485 from Lapuz and La Paz, 318 from Jaro, 313 from City Proper, 312 each from Arevalo and Molo, and 260 from Mandurriao district given last week.

The senior citizen beneficiaries included 1,250 from City Proper; 1,050 from Lapuz and La Paz; 700 from Molo; 500 from Mandurriao; 350 from Arevalo given since last week; and the last to be given to 1,150 recipients from Jaro on May 30. Continue reading 5,000 SENIORS; 2,000 PWDs GET AID


Chinese carmaker firm Build Your Dreams (BYD) Auto Industry Co., LTD thanked Iloilo City Mayor Jose S. Espinosa III for supporting the proposed skyrail project in the metropolis.

“Thanks for the project we have had in Iloilo, which makes BYD Monorail system be known in the Philippines,” BYD General Manager Liu Xueliang (leftmost in first photo) wrote Espinosa. Continue reading CHINESE CARMAKER BYD THANKS MAYOR ESPINOSA


‘First New York, then the world.’

Philippine Independence Day Council Inc. (PIDCI) has been working on inviting Dinagyang to come to New York since 2005 but never materialized till Joji Jalandoni became the President in 2011, then the stars aligned and the rest was history.

What made her decide to bring Dinagyang to the Big Apple? “Why not ? I saw the opportunity to showcase our culture, tradition and heritage to the next Filipino American generation. Why not bring Dinagyang to New York to dazzle the New Yorkers with the beats of the drums. New York first, then the world,” stressed Jalandoni.
Continue reading DINAGYANG IN THE US


The restored 1934 Art Deco landmark building by one of the most eminent of Filipino public architects will soon become the National Museum’s satellite office for the Western Visayas (Region VI).

This rehabilitation project paves the way for the enhanced provision of the NM’s frontline educational, scientific, cultural and regulatory services to our clients and stakeholders in the six provinces of this highly heritage-rich region. Continue reading MAY IS HERITAGE MONTH

Jaro Plaza Produkto Lokal Weekend Fair

Iloilo City Government in partnership with Youth First Initiative Inc. and Department of Agriculture bring you PRODUKTO LOKAL WEEKEND FAIR at JARO PLAZA on May 25-27, 2018. Mayor Jose Espinosa III supports the local and start up entrepreneurs of the city by providing them a venue where they can market their products. The Weekend Fair will also showcase naturally grown and locally produced fruits and vegetables. Continue reading Jaro Plaza Produkto Lokal Weekend Fair

Iloilo City Vies as One of the First Digital Cities in the Philippines

Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Cluster Head Rick Amores meets with representatives from the Iloilo City Government for a stronger partnership to boost the culture of innovation in the city. Mayor Joe Espinosa III will head the launching of the Free Public Wifi hotspots all over the city. As the mayor has constantly pushed for innovations in the delivery of services in the city, the Technical Working Group for the streamlining and automation of Building and Occupancy Permitting System has identified strategies and initiatives to further enhance the ease of doing business in Iloilo City. Continue reading Iloilo City Vies as One of the First Digital Cities in the Philippines